The US fugitive Edward Snowden has accepted an offer of asylum from Venezuela, according to the AFP news agency.
A lawmaker close to the Kremlin, Duma politician Alexey Pushkov, tweeted that Mr Snowden has accepted an offer of asylum.
Precisely how US fugitive Edward Snowden got out of Hong Kong remains a mystery, but many here in China are hailing him as a hero.
Edward Snowden is believed to be in Moscow and was not on a flight to Havana earlier as expected.
Whatever you think of Edward Snowden, he's changed the way the world's two largest powers deal with each other.